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Roaming Parkers

The Roaming Parkers are all about Travel, Outdoor Adventure, Conservation, and Food. Come along with us on this journey!

Pickpockets, gypsies, and dummies

When we were getting ready to travel to Greece, the travel guides, internet sites, and our Greek friends all warned us about pickpockets – especially in Athens and especially in the Metro. Apparently Greek pickpockets are world-renowned for their numbers and for their skill at separating tourists from […]

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A whirlwind tour of Greece

The Roaming Parkers are just back from a whirlwind tour of Greece, complete with travel travails, midnight adventures, fabulous food, ancient ruins, beaches, museums, and mountains! Check out some of the places we’ve been and stay tuned for a bunch of blogging about Greece!

Pack list for 2 weeks in Greece

Here in a couple of weeks, Elise and I are going to be heading to Greece for about 2 weeks. We’re going to be visiting Athens, Thermopylae, and Marathon, doing some beaching and maybe visiting the islands, and climbing Olympus. We plan to do AirBnBs, pack everything in […]

Backpacking the Wild Azalea Trail

Anyone around here familiar with this National hiking Trail south of Alexandria Louisiana? That’s where I’m at right now! I’ve had a fierce hankering to do this trail for a while now but haven’t gotten around to it so I figured to make a long weekend of it. […]

Why are boars suddenly so destructive?

Check out this article by Mississippi State University assistant professor Marcus Lashley. A lot of it is common knowledge to anyone paying even a little bit of attention to their surroundings. We all know that feral pigs are a tremendous threat to pretty much everything. In fact, when […]

Howling in the wilderness

“It [the wilderness] was ready to echo the growl of a bear; the howl of a wolf; or the scream of a panther; but when you get fairly into the middle of one of these grim forests you are surprised to find that the larger inhabitants are not […]